This is from an ad for IndeBleu in Sunday's Washington Post on page K22: "We're building the nation's ultimate luxury restaurant, bar and lounge! The food: cool French w/ touches of India. The service: ultra savvy, warm and gracious..."
Now some of you will say that I am merely jealous for their more extensive use of hyperbole than my own! And, you may be right. Still, what exactly is "cool French" food? An "ultra savvy" server?
In Tom Sietsema's Weekly Dish from September 29th he noted, "Dance instructors from the studio will be brought into the restaurant to help the future staff work on "appearance, posture and style," says Coldren" referring to the Sterling dance studio that the parent group also owns.
They are also looking for a tandoor cook and a "garde" manager to prepare the cold foods such as salads, fish, etc.
Well.......I find all of this to be quite interesting!
"Cool French food."
"Ultra savvy servers."
"Appearance, posture and style."
Somehow my expectations have been lowered a bit. But that's just me.